Best Japanese Restaurants (Washoku) In Kansai

Here're best Japanese Restaurants (Washoku) in Kansai. We released a ranking of reviews about Japanese Restaurants (Washoku) posted by travel influencers who have actually been to Kansai.

Sukiyaki Restaurants

Edogiku

1 Review

Address:2-4-12 Kawara-machi Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

Tel:06-6231-5858

Hours:11:00-14:00,17:00-22:00

Closed:Sun・Holidays,2nd Sat

Top Review:The Matsuzaka Beef Sukiyaki with Secret Miso Sauce Inherited from 1914, the Tisho Period

If you eat Sukiyaki in Osaka, you have to visit here. It has a good aftertaste of miso and Matsuzaka beef with egg is delicious.

Yakiniku Restaurants

Rousu Tei

2 Review

Address:1-5-26 Ukida Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

Access:3min walk from Tenjimbashisuji 6 chome

Tel:050-3373-5190

Hours:18:00-23:00 [Sat]17:00-23:00 [Sun]17:00-22:00

Closed:Mon,3rd Tue

Top Review:Yakiniku Restaurant For Naniwa Black Beef, A Quality Local Meat Of Osaka

Osaka's only pure black beef 'Naniwa Kuroushi' has strong taste but also has light aftertaste. You can eat the Osaka local beef that has high scarcity value at this restaurant.◎Assorted Red Meat 1600yen. You can grill them on clay stove with charcoal.

Udon Noodle Restaurants

Address:1-5-12 Higashimachi, Hotarugaike, Toyonaka-shi, Osaka

Access:1 min walk, from Hotarugaike Station

Tel:06-7509-6819

Hours:11:00-15:00,17:00-21:30

Closed:Tue

Top Review:Delicious! Udon Noodle With Egg, Encircled In Roast Beef

Maruyoshi's most-seller is Niku Kama-tama Udon Noodle (freshly boiled udon noodle mixed with egg and meat). To eat just only noodle, and roll the noodle with meat, you can eat as you like. When you finish to eat noodle, you can take a bite of rice to eat with the egg and meat left in your bowl.

Kushikatsu Restaurants

Abon

2 Review

Address:6-8 Kusunoki-cho, Ashiya-shi, Hyogo, Japan

Access:10 min walk, from Ashiya Station

Tel:0797-22-2030

Hours:18:00-,20:30-

Closed:Wed

Top Review:The Best Kushikatsu Restaurant in Japan

Probably the most difficult and most delicious kushikatsu restaurant in Japan. Make reservations by calling thousands of times on the day of the reservation. A mysterious fried food that feels like it can be eaten forever without any stomach upset.

Tempura Restaurants

Address:45-1 Sagayanagida-cho, Arashiyama, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Japan

Access:10 min walk, from Arashiyama station

Tel:075-871-5108

Hours:11:00-15:00

Closed:Thu

Top Review:Lunch with 16 Cute Tempura that You can Eat with a Bite

There are fish, vegetables, and meat tempura. The rice can be refilled, so you can sprinkle the soup stock steamed in a clay bottle to make the soup stock chazuke. It's also good for girls and dates.

Onigiri Shops

Address:1st floor, Kosaka Honmachi, Higashiosaka-shi, Osaka

Access:3 min walk from Kawachi Kosaka Station

Tel:06-6723-6721

Hours:9:00-19:00

Top Review:Rice-Ball Cafe With Delicious Rice Ball & Sweets

Omusubi Cafe is very popular for its Omusubi Plate with rice ball of tasty rice cooked in earthen pot. Surprisingly, their sweets are also delicious! The seasonal strawberry sweets are all very lovely, specially, I like French Toast. The cookie served with drink for free, adds more loveliness!

Takoyaki Restaurants

Aiduya

1 Review

Address:Umesan Koji 3-2-136 Umeda Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

Access:1min walk from JR Osaka Station's Sakurabashi Exit

Tel:06-6346-3444

Hours:10:00-22:30 [Sun・Holidays]10:00-21:30

Top Review:Eat As It Is Without Any Sauce! An Originator Of Osaka's Takoyaki

Aiduya is an originator of Osaka's local food, Takoyaki. For the dough contains Japanese stock soup flavor strongly, you can eat them without sauce nor anything. The octopus is very fresh, and it's excellent with alcoholic drinks!◎500yen for 12 Origin Takoyaki

Soba Noodle Restaurants

Yoshimura

2 Review

Address:3 Sagatenryu-ji Susukinobaba-cho Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Tel:075-863-5700

Hours:11:00-17:00

Top Review:Soba Noodle With Arashiyama Scenery

Sushi Restaurants

Kirin

3 Review

Address:1871 Iwaya, Awaji-shi, Hyogo

Access:5 min by car from Awaji IC.

Tel:0799-72-3811

Hours:11:30-14:30,17:30-22:00

Top Review:A Scenic Sushi Restaurant Commanding Akashi Strait Bridge

This sushi restaurant has a great panoramic view of Akashi Strait Bridge, the world's longest suspension bridge, spreading over the counter seats. The room, with a wine cellar, is filled in a modern atmosphere. With this great view in front of your eyes, you can have Edomae Zushi of mainly the fish caught in this sea around Awaji Island that is called a treasure house of seafood. The lunch is reservation only, and in 2-shift service.

Review Ranking

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Address:45-1 Sagayanagida-cho, Arashiyama, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Japan

Access:10 min walk, from Arashiyama station

Tel:075-871-5108

Hours:11:00-15:00

Closed:Thu

Top Review:Lunch with 16 Cute Tempura that You can Eat with a Bite

There are fish, vegetables, and meat tempura. The rice can be refilled, so you can sprinkle the soup stock steamed in a clay bottle to make the soup stock chazuke. It's also good for girls and dates.

2

Yoshimura

2 Review

Address:3 Sagatenryu-ji Susukinobaba-cho Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Tel:075-863-5700

Hours:11:00-17:00

Top Review:Soba Noodle With Arashiyama Scenery

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Address:398 Kombuya-cho, Nishi-iru, Fuya-cho, Maruta-machi, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Access:8 min walk from Maruta-machi Station

Tel:075-212-7787

Hours:11:00-18:30

Closed:Mon,4th Sun

Top Review:Want To Eat Every Year! Sudachi Soba Noodle For Only Summer

It's a limited menu for only summer, which looks cool and makes us forget the hot climate of Kyoto. The dashi soup and sudachi (refreshing citrus fruit) has good gentle fragrances, and smooth soba noodle can bring my chopsticks continuously. The soup is really delicious that I want to drink all of it.

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Itsukichaya

8 Review

Address:10 Saganakanoshima, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Japan

Access:4 min walk, from Arashiyama Station

Tel:075-862-0729

Hours:11:00-15:00

Top Review:Reservation-Required Kyoto Bowl Eating Comparison Set / Autumn Version and Too Luxurious "Five Grain Abundant Tamatebako"

I had a "Kyoto bowl eating comparison set" at Arashiyama Itsuki Chaya. The bowl that was renewed to the autumn menu has a shabu-shabu, and an additional menu, the super-luxury "Five Grains Fertility Tamatebako". It is a luxurious dish with crab meat and karasumi hidden under the matsutake mushrooms.

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Abon

2 Review

Address:6-8 Kusunoki-cho, Ashiya-shi, Hyogo, Japan

Access:10 min walk, from Ashiya Station

Tel:0797-22-2030

Hours:18:00-,20:30-

Closed:Wed

Top Review:The Best Kushikatsu Restaurant in Japan

Probably the most difficult and most delicious kushikatsu restaurant in Japan. Make reservations by calling thousands of times on the day of the reservation. A mysterious fried food that feels like it can be eaten forever without any stomach upset.

6

Kirin

3 Review

Address:1871 Iwaya, Awaji-shi, Hyogo

Access:5 min by car from Awaji IC.

Tel:0799-72-3811

Hours:11:30-14:30,17:30-22:00

Top Review:A Scenic Sushi Restaurant Commanding Akashi Strait Bridge

This sushi restaurant has a great panoramic view of Akashi Strait Bridge, the world's longest suspension bridge, spreading over the counter seats. The room, with a wine cellar, is filled in a modern atmosphere. With this great view in front of your eyes, you can have Edomae Zushi of mainly the fish caught in this sea around Awaji Island that is called a treasure house of seafood. The lunch is reservation only, and in 2-shift service.

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Address:1st floor, 14-25 Sen'nichimae, Namba, Chuou-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

Access:1 min walk from Namba Station

Tel:06-6647-8988

Hours:11:30-3:00

Top Review:Soft And Creamy Oyako-Don

Soft and creamy Oyako-don (soft stewed egg and chicken on rice) is very delicious. The meringue is fizzy in my mouth, and the stock is also wonderful. It's only 890 yen with salad, side dish, and Akadashi miso soup. I like this lunch very much.

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Kinsushi

1 Review

Address:4-1-46 Honmachi, Sumoto-shi, Awajishima-Island, Hyogo

Access:15 min by car, from Sumoto-IC.

Tel:0799-24-5460

Hours:17:00-22:00

Closed:Sun

Top Review:Collaboration of Japanese Ise Lobster and Sushi

A popular sushi restaurant near Sumoto Onsen. The course dishes with Japanese Ise Lobster, such as salad and tempura, are very delicious. Of course, the end of the course is sushi. You can taste high-quality ingredients such as fatty tuna on the easy-to-eat shari. Course price starts from 6000 yen

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Address:1056 Arima-cho, Kita-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo

Access:7 min walk from Arima Onsen Station.

Tel:050-5570-4435

Hours:11:00-15:00,17:00-20:00

Closed:Wed

Top Review:Delicious Stone-Milled Soba Noodle To Eat In Traditional Atmosphere

Their homemade soba noodle is relatively thin, and has perfect texture and throat-feeling. In addition, the soup is very tasty! You will want to come many times, but it'll better to make a reservation, for this restaurant gets vert crowded. What's more, their Dashimaki Tamago (soy sauce-flavored egg omelet) is most delicious one I have ever had.

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Address:463-8 Shimo Kawaramachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Access:10 min walk from Gion Shijo Station.

Tel:050-3134-3564

Hours:11:30-15:00,18:00-20:30

Top Review:Beautiful 'Teae Zushi' To Eat At A Traditional Japanese House

AWOMB is very popular restaurant that has four branches in Kyoto. Among them, restaurant in Gion Yasaka has authentic Kyoto's atmosphere for the shop curtain at the entrance. All ingredients are cooked carefully one by one, and we can choose as we like, then make 'Teae Zushi'.

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Address:1st floor, Kosaka Honmachi, Higashiosaka-shi, Osaka

Access:3 min walk from Kawachi Kosaka Station

Tel:06-6723-6721

Hours:9:00-19:00

Top Review:Rice-Ball Cafe With Delicious Rice Ball & Sweets

Omusubi Cafe is very popular for its Omusubi Plate with rice ball of tasty rice cooked in earthen pot. Surprisingly, their sweets are also delicious! The seasonal strawberry sweets are all very lovely, specially, I like French Toast. The cookie served with drink for free, adds more loveliness!

12

Gintei

1 Review

Address:2-6-2 Minami Funaba, Chuou-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

Access:5 min walk from Nagahoribashi Station

Tel:050-5872-5721

Hours:11:30-15:00,17:30-23:00 [Sun・Holidays]17:30-23:00

Top Review:So Delicious Katsu-Don With Syrupy Egg

At Gintei, a little after the noon on weekday, Buta-don, which was a purpose of visiting, was sold out. That's because the restaurant has 3.53 points in Tabe-log food site. Then, I ordered Katsu-don, which became a best choice. The pork cutlet was freshly fried and very crisp. And break the yolk and mix them all together, that's surprisingly delicious!

13

Address:1-5-12 Higashimachi, Hotarugaike, Toyonaka-shi, Osaka

Access:1 min walk, from Hotarugaike Station

Tel:06-7509-6819

Hours:11:00-15:00,17:00-21:30

Closed:Tue

Top Review:Delicious! Udon Noodle With Egg, Encircled In Roast Beef

Maruyoshi's most-seller is Niku Kama-tama Udon Noodle (freshly boiled udon noodle mixed with egg and meat). To eat just only noodle, and roll the noodle with meat, you can eat as you like. When you finish to eat noodle, you can take a bite of rice to eat with the egg and meat left in your bowl.

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Address:1-1-86 Noda Fukushima-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

Access:15 min by car or taxi from Osaka Station.

Tel: 06-6469-7108

Hours:5:00-14:00

Closed:7,8

Top Review:Supreme Bite Size 'Tsukami Zushi' Malting In My Mouth

A historical sushi restaurant of the original 'Tsukami Zushi' made from freshly cooked warm rice and supreme seafood bought in the adjoining market. I love this sushi like malting in my mouth! ◎Their best-seller 'Uwamaze' has five sushi (1050 yen for lunch), and you can order more by five. Every seafood they use is excellent! There're people waiting in a line.

15

Rousu Tei

2 Review

Address:1-5-26 Ukida Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

Access:3min walk from Tenjimbashisuji 6 chome

Tel:050-3373-5190

Hours:18:00-23:00 [Sat]17:00-23:00 [Sun]17:00-22:00

Closed:Mon,3rd Tue

Top Review:Yakiniku Restaurant For Naniwa Black Beef, A Quality Local Meat Of Osaka

Osaka's only pure black beef 'Naniwa Kuroushi' has strong taste but also has light aftertaste. You can eat the Osaka local beef that has high scarcity value at this restaurant.◎Assorted Red Meat 1600yen. You can grill them on clay stove with charcoal.

16

Aiduya

1 Review

Address:Umesan Koji 3-2-136 Umeda Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

Access:1min walk from JR Osaka Station's Sakurabashi Exit

Tel:06-6346-3444

Hours:10:00-22:30 [Sun・Holidays]10:00-21:30

Top Review:Eat As It Is Without Any Sauce! An Originator Of Osaka's Takoyaki

Aiduya is an originator of Osaka's local food, Takoyaki. For the dough contains Japanese stock soup flavor strongly, you can eat them without sauce nor anything. The octopus is very fresh, and it's excellent with alcoholic drinks!◎500yen for 12 Origin Takoyaki

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Wakana Namba

1 Review

Address:3-7-24 Namba Chuou-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

Access:3min walk from Namba Station

Tel:06-6631-5920

Hours:10:00-22:00

Top Review:Crispy Outside, Creamy Inside! The Ideal Osaka's Takoyaki

They offer the ideal Takoyaki with crisp outside and creamy inside. The dough itself has a strong flavor, and the octopus is big enough to make us satisfied. If you hesitate where to go to eat Takoyaki, visit here!◎450yen for eight Takoyaki.

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Address:1F Nakaza Cui-daore Bldg. 1-7-21 Dotonbori Chuou-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

Access:On foot, 5min from city subway Namba Station, 6min from Kintetsu Namba Station, and 10min from Shinsaibashi.

Tel:06-6211-3118

Hours:11:00-21:00

Top Review:Especially Crisp Takoyaki, The Local Food Of Osaka

Among many Takoyaki shops in Osaka, this Juhachiban is very crowded for its very crisp Takoyaki. They use much of Tenkasu, small fried dough, and very fresh octopus as a main stuff, so you can notice the goodness of the foodstuffs they use!◎450yen for six Sauce-mayo Takoyaki

19

Address:2-18-4 Nishi Shinsaibashi Chuou-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

Access:5min walk from Shinsaibashi Station, or 2min from Yotdubashi Station

Tel:06-6211-0519

Hours:10:00-8:30

Top Review:The Originator Of Sauce & Mayonnaise Takoyaki With Much Of Grated Yam

Everyone knows this shop for Takoyaki, a local specialty of Osaka, and people make a line to eat it. The fluffy dough with grated yam and crispy surface are excellent, and it's an originator of Sauce-mayo Takoyaki.◎450yen for ten Sauce-mayo Takoyaki

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Address:B1F 1-3-16 Dojima Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

Top Review:The Most Eminent Kushi-katsu In Osaka

One Michelin-starred and popular Kushi-katsu restaurant 'Bon' in Kitashinchi. They use rich foodstuffs like truffle and sea urchin egg, and wrap the ingredients gently with fluffy coating. People say this restaurant is the most eminent in Osaka, an authentic town of kushi-katsu!◎They offer best ones until guests say stop. I think the food would be 12000 yen & drinks, but it changes.

21

Sushi Man

1 Review

Address:19F Hotel Granvia Osaka 3-1-1 Umeda Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

Top Review:Direct Access To Osaka Station! Superb Sushi Of A Long Standing Restaurant

It's a long standing sushi restaurant started more than 300 years ago since Edo period. It's carefully and sophisticatedly cook, and I can say only 'delicious'. You can eat them at a restaurant directly connected with Osaka Station and which you can access without getting wet even in a rainy day.◎Located at 19F of HOTEL GRANVIA OSAKA. They can adjust the amount according to you, and its hospitality is one of their fascinations.

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AWOMB

1 Review

Address:405 Namba-cho Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Tel:075-203-5277

Hours:12:00-14:00,18:00-20:00

Top Review:Sushi Of Kyoto Dishes! Cute 'Teori Zushi'

Teori Zushi' has dishes of Kyoto foodstuffs and tempura, and it's so beautiful, cute, fashionable that I feel pity for eating. In a comfortable restaurant, it would be unique and interesting for you to roll it by yourselves.◎There're three restaurants in the city and they're different each other. You need to check beforehand whether reservation is needed or not. Sorry, but under 12 years old children can't use the restaurant.

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Address:120-3 Mikazura, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama

Tel:073-445-2560

Hours:11:00-14:30,16:30-21:30

Top Review:Rice Bowl With Fresh Seafood You Put On By Yourself

A spacious restaurant with a big fish-tank in the center. Let's eat various kinds of seafood on soft boiled rice. You can put and customize seafood on the rice to look delicious.◎This is rare place to eat lunch around Kimii-dera Station. A fishing boat is a landmark.

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Address:11-6 Sakura-cho, Akashi-shi, Hyogo

Tel:078-911-3513

Hours:11:00-14:00,17:00-21:00 [Sat・Sun・Holidays]11:00-21:00

Closed:Thu

Top Review:Bring Out The Maximum Of The Quality Seafood! Akashi Style Sushi Produced By An Excellent Restaurant

I could feel directly the taste fresh seafood of Akashi, one of the best fisheries in Japan. Vinegared rice, soy sauce and salt take supporting roles to bring out the flavors of seafood. It can be possible to enjoy Akashi Sushi that makes the most of the foodstuffs simply, because Akashi has the high quality seafood.

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Address:2F New Umeda Building 1-2-24 Sonezaki Shinchi Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

Tel:06-6346-5118

Hours:17:30-22:30

Closed:Sun・Holidays

Top Review:Kushi-katsu With Lesser Coating Of Batter And Fine Grains Of Bread Crumbs That You May Eat Endlessly

An excellent restaurant of Osaka food, kushi-katsu in Kitashinchi. The chef makes around 20 kushi-katsu one after another till you call a halt. Rich and many kinds of foodstuffs like fillet, crab and sea urchin eggs wrapped in thin and quality coating of batter. You may eat these kushi-katsu almost limitlessly.

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Address:Saga-nakanoshima-cho Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Tel:075-871-4626

Hours:11:00-16:00

Closed:Wed

Top Review:Kyoto Yuba Udon Noodle At A Restaurant Near Togetsu-kyo Bridge

At the foot of Togetsu-kyo Bridge, the originally made udon noodle we eat in front of Arashiyama scenery is superb! Among the menu, 'Yuba Udon' with a big yuba (made from soybean milk) I recommend! Feel Kyoto into this Kyoto style udon noodle with tasty soup, thin and soft noodle.

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Address:1-2-15 Sakata Building, Akashi-shi, Hyogo

Tel:078-911ー0091

Hours:11:30-15:00,17:30-21:00

Closed:Thu

Top Review:Very Fresh & Succulent! Sushi Of Seafood Grown In Akashi's Raging Waves & Modern Seasonings

This is real abilities of seafood grown in Akashi strait! These fresh fish let you know the real SUSHI. For seasonings, they use sudachi and yuzu, Japanese citrus fruits, or ume, pickled plum, which make their sushi a little different from others. Besides, the modern interior is one of the reason for their popularity.

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Masa-zushi

1 Review

Address:3607-6 Matsuho Iwaya, Awaji-shi, Hyogo

Tel:0799-72-4700

Hours:11:30-14:00,17:00-20:30

Closed:Mon・Tue・Wed

Top Review:In-season Sushi Of Awaji-shima Island And A Nice View Of Huge Akashi Strait Bridge

A wonderful location you can see the impressive Akashi Strait Bride over the counter. They use in-season seafood caught here in Akashi Strait which is one of the best fisheries in Japan. Moreover, the rice and vinegar they use are also made in Awaji, that produces the superb sushi with full of Awaji blessings.

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Kyoto

Address:45-1 Sagayanagida-cho, Arashiyama, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Japan

Access:10 min walk, from Arashiyama station

Tel:075-871-5108

Hours:11:00-15:00

Closed:Thu

Top Review:Lunch with 16 Cute Tempura that You can Eat with a Bite

There are fish, vegetables, and meat tempura. The rice can be refilled, so you can sprinkle the soup stock steamed in a clay bottle to make the soup stock chazuke. It's also good for girls and dates.

Hyogo

Abon

2 Review

Address:6-8 Kusunoki-cho, Ashiya-shi, Hyogo, Japan

Access:10 min walk, from Ashiya Station

Tel:0797-22-2030

Hours:18:00-,20:30-

Closed:Wed

Top Review:The Best Kushikatsu Restaurant in Japan

Probably the most difficult and most delicious kushikatsu restaurant in Japan. Make reservations by calling thousands of times on the day of the reservation. A mysterious fried food that feels like it can be eaten forever without any stomach upset.

Osaka

Address:1st floor, 14-25 Sen'nichimae, Namba, Chuou-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

Access:1 min walk from Namba Station

Tel:06-6647-8988

Hours:11:30-3:00

Top Review:Soft And Creamy Oyako-Don

Soft and creamy Oyako-don (soft stewed egg and chicken on rice) is very delicious. The meringue is fizzy in my mouth, and the stock is also wonderful. It's only 890 yen with salad, side dish, and Akadashi miso soup. I like this lunch very much.

Wakayama

Address:120-3 Mikazura, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama

Tel:073-445-2560

Hours:11:00-14:30,16:30-21:30

Top Review:Rice Bowl With Fresh Seafood You Put On By Yourself

A spacious restaurant with a big fish-tank in the center. Let's eat various kinds of seafood on soft boiled rice. You can put and customize seafood on the rice to look delicious.◎This is rare place to eat lunch around Kimii-dera Station. A fishing boat is a landmark.

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